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Oxford Cambridge ARC Development Conference; Sponsored by Morgan Sindall

Monday, 7th December 2020 0920hrs – 1600hrs

Developing the Corridor – £billions in Construction Works, 1m New Homes, 1m New Jobs…

Proposed infrastructure and connectivity links between Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge are set to bring a once in a generation opportunity for economic growth to the region. A collaborative approach between the public and private sectors will be crucial to maximising the phenomenal opportunities it could bring – not only to Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge but also to the surrounding towns, cities and new communities which are set to be created.

We’ll be discussing the key updates happening across the arc corridor from those in the know. Our incredible panels will discuss and present their ongoing development plans, revealing exclusive insights and future schemes set to take place across the region. It’s a truly exciting time for the area and this is a must-attend event for those in the built environment sector looking to be at the forefront of the region’s future vision and be involved in the biggest developments.

We will once again have an incredible panel discussing their developments and ongoing vision – explaining how firms can get involved. Topics will include:

* The creation of 1m new homes* Updates on the expressway and rail-link
* UK Regeneration’s 6,500 home community* Berkeley Group’s ambitious plans for the region
* Recently approved £3.5bn EWR upgrade* £160m Luton London Airport expansion
* Homes Englands bid to build new towns* Hill Groups £100m regional plans
* Oxford Brookes £220m estate plan* £1.2bn Welcome Genome Campus project
* Huawei’s 550-acre HQ ambitions* And Much More…

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:20-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session 1: The Continued Development of the Arc

Senior decision makers and influencers behind investment and economic growth initiatives across the region take to the stage to participate in an interactive Q&A.

Chair: David Lock Associates; Heather Pugh, Partner

AstraZeneca; Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

MK:U Cranfield;  Professor Lynette Ryals OBE, Chief Executive

Oxford Cambridge Arc Leaders Group; Bev Hindle, Director

Oxfordshire LEP; Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – Breakout Session: Accelerating Delivery and Increasing Efficiency Through Technology

In this session brought to you by Atkins we’ll look at how the use of drones to monitor progress can increase safety, accelerate delivery and help to lower carbon emissions.

ATKINS; James Fleming, Geomatics Consultant

ATKINS; Sean Lynch, Director

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Placemaking & Building Communities

With billions of pounds due to be spent, infrastructure bodies and agenda setters deliver a series of presentations detailing forthcoming major infrastructure development across each of the Arc’s different counties.

Chair: Arcadis; Peter Hogg, Partner and UK Cities Director

Homes England; Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority; James Palmer, Mayor

Taylor Wimpey; Gary Tucker, Strategic Projects Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

12:35-12:50 Breakout Session: Campus & Commerce: Lab, Research, Life-Science, and Tech Offices – a Global Perspective

KPF is a global architecture design firm with a portfolio that includes masterplans and buildings that enable innovation in research and technology for some of the world’s leading institutions. Elie will be reviewing new ideas in master planning and the design of buildings that can flexibly accommodate a mix of Life Science and technology-centric office uses at a range of scales. The ideas presented will be increasingly relevant as the Oxford Cambridge Arc region continues to grow. 

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF); Elie Gamburg, Director

13:00-14:00 Session 3: Education Estates & Research, Skills and Innovation

Senior leadership from a host of education institutions across the Arc go into detail about how their campus development plans link to attracting and retaining talent in the region.

Chair: Stantec; Tim Allen, Director Land Development Midlands

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group; Alistair Lomax, Director

University of Northampton; John Sinclair, Dean – Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

South East Midlands LEP; Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:30-15:30 Session 4: Major Development Projects

A unique session bringing together some of the biggest public sector clients across the Arc showcase their forthcoming land and property development plans through a series of presentations and interactive Q&A.

Chair: Bidwells; Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner

UK Regeneration; Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

East West Rail; Simon Blanchflower, Chief Executive Officer

Harwell Science & Innovation Campus; Angus Horner, Director

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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Milton Keynes University – Lynette Ryals, Chief Executive

Milton Keynes currently lacks its own dedicated university, being the largest city in the UK without one. MK:U, being developed in conjunction with Cranfield University is set to change that and bring the economic benefits of a resident student population to the city.

As the head of one of the most exciting projects in the region, Lynette is well placed to share her thoughts and opinions on the progress that has been made in the Arc project so far, and what needs to be done to ensure the opportunity it presents is maximised.

 

Professor Lynette Ryals MK U University Milton Keynes Cranfield

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) – Elie Gamburg, Director

KPF is a global architecture design firm with a portfolio that includes masterplans and buildings that enable innovation in research and technology for some of the world’s leading institutions. Elie will be reviewing new ideas in master planning and the design of buildings that can flexibly accommodate a mix of Life Science and technology-centric office uses at a range of scales. The ideas presented will be increasingly relevant as the Oxford Cambridge Arc region continues to grow.

Conservative Party – James Palmer, Conservative Party Candidate for Mayor

James Palmer is the incumbent Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and is standing for re-election. He will be joining us to talk about his plans for building on a first term in office while being keen to take feedback and questions from our audience.

Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leadership Group – Bev Hindle, Executive Director, Arc Leadership Groups

The Arc leaders group aims to bring together the local authorities, LEPs, universities and businesses with a shared vision to drive investment, regeneration and inclusive growth. Bev will share the work the group is doing to ensure the region emerges from the Covid-19 crisis in as strong a position as possible.

 

AstraZeneca – Dr Andy Williams, Vice President, Cambridge Programme & Strategy

AstraZeneca are developing a new £500 million global headquarters and R&D centre in Cambridge which will house more than 2,000 staff, and will be a catalyst for further development in the area. They have also launched an ambitious £1 billion strategy to be zero carbon by 2025, and ensure the entire value chain is carbon negative by 2030. Dr Williams will provide an update on their development and discuss how it can be used to drive further economic growth in the Arc.

Arcadis – Peter Hogg, UK Cities Director

Peter is Arcadis’ UK Cities Director and City Executive for London, accountable for key activity across the UK’s leading cities and in the capital. He also leads for Arcadis on Placemaking. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 24 years’ industry experience, he has a keen understanding of how to align built and natural assets to the vision, strategy and key priorities of our clients. He has a particular interest in creating successful cities.

Peter has been involved in some of London’ biggest infrastructure programmes of recent years including the Jubilee Line Extension, St Pancras International Station and Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

UK Regeneration – Jackie Sadek, Chief Operating Officer

UK Regeneration are planning to develop a 1,500 home “garden community” with associated facilities including primary school and shops on land near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Earlier this year they announced £28 million of financing with Octopus Real Estate that will help the 970-acre project to move forward, along with the £70 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund. Jackie will discuss progress on the project, which has land for a further 5,000 homes to be developed.

Oxford – Cambridge ARC Universities Group – Alistair Lomax, Director

The Arc Universities Group is a partnership of the ten universities within the Arc, which have a combined turnover of £5 billion and together contribute £13 billion to the national economy every year. The group aims to bring together business, government and universities to foster research an innovation, unleashing growth and prosperity.

University of Northampton – John Sinclair, Dean – Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society, having won multiple awards for social impact. John is the university’s representative on the ARC Universities Group Board and will discuss the vital contribution the university makes to the economy of the Arc, through attracting students, partnerships with business and contribution to the skills economy.

Homes England – Sarah Greenwood, Head of Strategic Growth

The UK government have identified up to 1 million new homes that could be built within the Arc, and Homes England are working with the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the Department for Homes, Communities and Local Government to help deliver these. Sarah will discuss how the Arc provides an opportunity to integrate housebuilding and economic development, and the importance of building the right kind of houses in the right places to enable economic growth.

East West Rail – Simon Blanchflower, Chief Executive

Simon heads up the organisation tasked with delivering East West Rail – the largest infrastructure project delivered in the Oxford Cambridge Arc for a generation. The second stage between Bicester and Bedford is currently under construction, and will be complete by 2023. The route for the final phase between Bedford and Cambridge has recently had its route chosen and will start on site by 2025, with completion by 2030. This section requires a completely new line to be constructed, the construction of two new stations at Cambourne and St Neots and has a projected cost of £3.4 billion.

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Stantec – Tim Allen, Director Land Development Midlands

As the Director for Land Development covering the Midlands, Tim specializes in providing multi-disciplinary planning process support on a wide range of urban regeneration and development projects. He’s contributed to projects including Ebbsfleet Garden City, Eastern Quarry, UK Central Hub, various defense estates sites in Central England, and Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Tim’s project management experience has encompassed the delivery of ecological work, utilities provision, civil engineering, geotechnical studies, flood risk assessment, and drainage alongside his core transport expertise. With a detailed knowledge of UK planning policy, he has advised on multiple planning applications and prepared environmental impact and transport assessments for all types of commercial, retail, and residential development.

Oxfordshire LEP – Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive

Along with its partners, the LEP has secured over £600 million-worth of central government and European funding for the county’s economy, helping it to emerge as one of the UK’s economic powerhouses. As chief executive of the Oxfordshire LEP Nigel spearheaded the bid for the Oxford and Oxfordshire City Deal, the EU Structural and Investment Fund and Strategic Economic Plan submissions.

David Lock Associates – Heather Pugh, Partner

Heather is a Planning Partner with over 25 years’ experience working for the public and private sector in the planning and delivery of strategic-scale new communities.  Based at the heart of the Arc, Heather is the lead for the MK2050 Strategic Growth Study, as well as the Marston Valley New Communities, a key growth location within the Central Beds Local Plan.

Heather will discuss how the strategic ambition for the Arc can be realised through well-articulated growth plans and proposals, bringing together jobs, homes, infrastructure and the environment to deliver positive outcomes for people and places.

Harwell Science & Innovation Campus – Angus Horner, Director

Harwell Campus is a leading science, innovation, technology and business campus and is host to an array of over £1 billion of world leading research infrastructure. There is 5.5 million sq ft of development planned for the campus, with 1.5 million to be developed by 2025. This will see the number of people employed on the site rise from 6,000 to over 20,000. 1,000 new homes are also planned for the site, to enable people to live and work on the same site.

Taylor Wimpey – Gary Tucker, Strategic Projects Director

Taylor Wimpey are a leading member of a partnership of landowners and housebuilders which is planning to build 4,500 homes on the edge of Corby, Northamptonshire which will also feature 500,000 sq ft of employment land. We will hear an update of how the scheme, on a 666-acre site will progress in the coming months. As Strategic Projects Lead Gary is also heavily involved in their work across the region and we will hear about other upcoming opportunities for development across the Arc and how they are looking to build relationships to help facilitate these.

Gary Tucker Taylor Wimpey

Bidwells – Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner

Patrick is Senior Partner at Bidwells and has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry. He is the lead partner for the award-winning CB1 scheme in Cambridge, a key development area of the city; as well as Oxpens, one of the largest development areas in central Oxford. This £200 million mixed-use scheme is a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Nuffield College,

Patrick is working across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc on mixed-use regeneration schemes where Bidwells provides strategic development advice, financial modelling, funding, planning and leasing services on a co-ordinated basis.

 

South East Midlands LEP – Hilary Chipping, Chief Executive

As one of the key stakeholders in rebuilding the regional economy in a post-Covid world, SEMLEP’s mission is to build on the South East Midlands reputation as a premier location for growth, innovation, creativity and world-leading technologies, which will result in a doubling of the area’s GVA by 2050. East West Rail is key to unlocking their ambition and Hilary joins the session to talk about how her team are contributing to the development of the project.

ATKINS – James Fleming, Geomatics Consultant

James is a Geomatics Consultant with 4 years’ experience of aerial surveys, with specific focus on drone photogrammetry. He has a in depth knowledge of drone survey workflows, from mission planning and survey control, through to processing and QC of the final project deliverables and the latest sensing technologies. James is heavily involved with the continuing growth and development of Atkins’ in-house drone capabilities.

ATKINS – Sean Lynch, Director

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Oxford Cambridge Arc Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the corridor.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the corridor and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Morgan Sindall Construction

Session One Partner – The Continued Development of the Arc

Session Two Partner – Placemaking & Building Communities

Session Three – Education Estates & the Skills Agenda

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Session Four Partner – Major Development Projects

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Partner

Best Practice Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

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Details

Date:
Monday, 7th December 2020

Time:
0920hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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